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Security guarding Toomer’s Oaks from souvenir seekers Friday night before final rolling

The Toomer’s Oaks will be monitored throughout the weekend. AU officials hopes the presence of security guards will deter souvenir seekers (and arsonists).

The Toomer’s Oaks were given a base coat of toilet paper Friday night before the final rolling slated for Saturday afternoon, mostly by kids looking to beat the rush.

The young’uns were occasionally allowed to retrieve the stray rolls from behind the barricades, but that’s all.

The oaks are being monitored by security guards on hand to deter souvenir seekers from taking pieces of the trees as keepsakes.

“The university is taking them and cutting them and selling them,” said one of the two guards who will be at Toomer’s Corner until 7 a.m. Saturday. They’ll do the same thing tomorrow night. “They don’t want anybody to take anything,”

Has anyone tried?

“No, they sure haven’t.”

Related: ‘Roll’em for the last time baby’– Bama fans taunt kids rolling Toomer’s Oaks Friday night.

More on the the Toomer’s Oaks: That tree in the old picture of Toomer’s Corner is not one of the Toomer’s Oaks / Toomer’s Corner rollings didn’t start with Punt, Bama, Punt, says History / Did Auburn students celebrate Bear Bryant’s death by rolling Toomer’s Corner?

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